Chocolate Hazelnut Torte

 

Ingredients:

2 Oz. Hazelnuts, Toasted

3 Tbs. Flour

1/2 Cup Sugar

2/3 Cup Unsweetened Cocoa

3 Tbs. Strong Brewed Coffee, Cold

2 Tbs. Butter, Melted

1tsp. Vanilla

1 Tsp. Grated Orange Rind

3 Large Egg Whites

7 Egg Whites

3 Tbs. Sugar

 

Chocolate Glaze:

1/2 Cup Sugar

6 Oz Heavy Cream

6 Oz Semi-Sweet Chocolate

2 Oz Butter Cut Into Small Pieces

2 Tbs. Light Corn Syrup

Directions:

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Coat a 10-inch springform pan with cooking spray, and sprinkle with 2 teaspoons of flour. Remove excess flour.

Grind the hazelnuts in a food processor and add 3 tablespoons of flour, process until finely ground. In a large bowl, combine 1-cup sugar, unsweetened cocoa, cold coffee, melted butter, vanilla, orange rind and three egg whites, stir well with a whisk. Add the hazelnut mixture and stir well. In a mixer, beat the seven egg whites until soft peaks form. Add 3 tablespoons of sugar, one tablespoon at a time until stiff peaks form. Fold the stiff egg whites into chocolate mixture one-third at a time until well mixed. Pour into prepared springform pan. Bake for 40 minutes or until set. Cool completely before glazing.

Slowly pour the glaze over the entire torte, letting it run over the sides. Let the torte cool before removing from the rack. Serve with raspberry sauce and fresh fruit.

Chocolate Glaze: Heat cream and sugar whisking to dissolve sugar then heat until very warm but not hot. Remove from heat and add chocolate, whisk until chocolate is melted then add butter and corn syrup, whisk until smooth.

 

Yields

8-10 servings

 

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